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Blackened M81

Cigar Review: Blackened M81 Robusto – Flavor Turned to 11

The Blackened M81 Robusto is a cigar born from a passion project, a collaboration of three renowned and dedicated cigar enthusiasts: Jonathan Drew, the Founder and President of Drew Estate; James Hetfield, the Co-Founder and Front Man of Metallica; and Rob Dietrich, the Master Distiller and Blender of BLACKENED American Whiskey. The journey of this cigar began with Hetfield and Dietrich, who share a love for cigars. After enlisting the expertise of their friend Drew […]

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Cigar Review Micallef

Cigar Review: Micallef Black Toro – Vacation For The Senses

Blended by master blenders, Joel and Edel Gomez-Sanchez, the Micallef Black Toro  is a recent addition that brings a bold and full-bodied character to the Micallef Cigars lineup. This cigar is the result of three years of dedicated effort and strategic planning, a testament to Micallef’s commitment to delivering exceptional cigars. They spared no expense, investing in high-grade tobacco and scaling up production at their Estelí, Nicaragua factory to reach an impressive annual production milestone […]

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Camacho Unleashed 3

Cigar Review: Camacho Unleashed 3 – A Flavorful Journey

The Camacho Factory Unleashed 3, with its intriguing 6×50 dimensions, is a cigar that commands attention from the moment it graces your hand. Its dark, chocolate-hued Mexican San Andres wrapper immediately hints at a bold experience, but it’s not until you take that initial draw that you truly appreciate the journey ahead. The Camacho Unleashed 3 boasts a dark chocolate appearance, a testament to it’s carefully selected Mexican San Andres wrapper. The shaggy foot, extending […]

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VODCast: Mount Rushmore of Cigar Smokers – The Ash Holes

Today, the Ash Holes are lighting up the Bandolero Barbaros, while they compare and discuss their choices for a “Mount Rushmore” of cigar smokers. Each Ash Hole has picked 4 Cigar smokers (Real or Fictional) to make up their own personal Rushmore. Who did they choose and Why? Did any of them pick the same people? Are there any that don’t belong on the mountain? Stay tuned to find out. We also have a Dave’s […]

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VODCast: Rocky Patel, the O.G. of the Cigar Industry

This week on The Cigar Authority, we are joined by Rocky Patel from Rocky Patel Cigars. He’s now over 30 years in the cigar industry and it was once a Rocky Road for Rocky. His stories of success and failures that got him to where he is today and where he is headed. Join Ed Sullivan, Mr Jonathan and David Garofalo as they take us down the Rocky Road of Rocky Patel and Rocky Patel […]

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VODCast: Packaging & Rebranding Cigars. What’s Old is New

This week on The Cigar Authority, we will look at packaging and re-branding the old into something brand new, but its really the same thing. In the first hour we light up a Studio 21, which is the name of the Studio where we broadcast The Cigar Authority. The Studio was named after this cigar. Join Mr. Jonathan, David Garofalo and Ed Sullivan as we light up cigars and talk about them. As always you […]

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VODCast: Inflation Boosts Private Label Brands including CIGARS!

This week on The Cigar Authority, Mr. Jonathan, David Garofalo, amd Ed Sullivan talk about Private Label products including cigars brands. We will smoke the Dos Hombre Nicaraguan Robusto, a house brand for Two Guys Smoke Shop. With the economy taking a hit, you might want to take your chances with a private label house brand. In the 2nd hour, we will light up another private label brand called 22 degrees North, 83 degrees West, […]

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VODCast: The Cigar Brand Graveyard

This week on The Cigar Authority, broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Welcome to The Cigar Brand Graveyard… a place where past cigar brands have gone to rest in peace. But Be Warned: Over the years, some have come alive again. Some should and others maybe should not. In the first hour we light up a West Tampa Tobacco Co. Red Toro while in the second hour we light up the Atabey […]

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VODCast: Let’s Recap PCA 2023 – New Cigars & Cigar Business

This week on The Cigar Authority, broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… Dave is back from the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Cigar Trade Show in Las Vegas. What happened? What’s new? We share it all this week! In the first hour we light up an Montecristo White while in the second hour we light up something new that made its debut at PCA. The Cigar Authority is a member of the United […]

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VODCast: What Happens When You Age a Box of Cigars?

This week on The Cigar Authority, broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… We look to redeem ourselves from from exactly one year ago when we had the shortest show in the podcasts history… and this week we dig into all things aging including whether you should, what you should, and why you may want to age cigars. In the first hour we light up an HVC Cerro while in the […]

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